WME PTO Newsletter 12/6

WME PTO Newsletter

December 6, 2021

Hospitality House

The holidays are coming! PTO is once again offering families an easy, cost-effective way for WME families to show their appreciation and support for our specials teachers, office staff, educational specialists and assistants and additional staff members that are a critical part of our school.

Please consider making a donation to the Hospitality House! The money collected will be used to purchase gift cards through our Scrip program and equally divided between those staff members. We need all donations by noon on THIS Friday, December 10th to be able to order gift cards. Thank you!

You can use one of the following for your donation:

Drop-Off – you may drop off a cash or check donation to the front office of WME
PayPal – ptowme@gmail.com (please select send to a friend so we can avoid fees)
Zelle – 303-931-7412
Venmo – @Ania-Motas

Staff Holiday Breakfast

Please help treat all our amazing WME staff to a holiday breakfast before winter break. The breakfast will start at 7:30 am on Wednesday, December 15th. Please sign up below if you’re able to help us and deliver all items by 7:20 am on the 15th. Thank you!

Holiday Breakfast Sign Up Genius

Save The Dates

December 10th – Plaid Spirit Day
December 10th – Hospitality House Donations Due
December 14th – Giving Tree Donations Due
December 15th – Freddy’s Drive-Thru Restaurant Night, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
December 16th – Pajama Spirit Day
December 16th – Winter Holiday Parties, 2:30 pm
December 16th – Choir Performance, 6:00 pm
December 17th – January 3rd – Winter Break

January 28th – Mother Son Night Out at Main Event
February 11th – Father Daughter Dance

** View and subscribe to our online calendar on our website!

Scrip Gift Cards and Teacher Favorites Lists

With the holidays fast approaching, PTO would like you to consider using our Scrip Program for your gift card purchases. If you aren’t familiar with Scrip, please visit the Scrip Gift Card Program Page on our website or read the Scrip section in this email below to learn how to help WME PTO earn a percentage of your gift card purchase!

Please place your Scrip physical gift card orders by THIS Friday, December 10th at noon for delivery the next week. Contact Jaime Clay at ptowmescrip@gmail.com with any questions.

Each teacher and staff member at WME have filled out their Favorite Things and included are their favorite Scrip gift cards to receive! You can find these on our Staff Favorite’s List Page on our website.

Giving Tree

Every year during the holiday season, Wildcat Mountain Elementary comes together to help those in need. We do this by purchasing gifts for some families in our community. If you are willing and able to donate a gift, you can either sign up using the links below or choose a mitten off the Giving Tree near the front office.

All Giving Tree donations should come to school wrapped and marked with the Family # and description of the family member. (Ex: Family XX, 2 yr old girl) Donations are due on Tuesday, December 14th.

Please contact the office if you have any questions. Thank you for your help this holiday season!

Family #126 – Kindergarten
Family #126 – 1st Grade
Family #184 – 2nd Grade
Family #1 – 3rd Grade
Family #186 – 4th Grade
Family #187 – 5th Grade

Apple Award Nominations

Apple Award nominations are now open! Each year, the Douglas County Educational Foundation takes nominations from each school in the district for their Apple Award. Please take a moment to nominate an outstanding WME teacher or staff member to be considered for this award. It’s easy, quick and our teachers and staff really appreciate the recognition! Thank you!

Apple Award Nomination Website

Jelly For Sale

Starting Wednesday, November 17th the WME Garden will be selling homemade jelly in the office! There will be cherry, pear and a small amount of grape jelly available. They are $5 each and all proceeds will benefit our wonderful garden!

Silent Auction Donations

WME PTO is planning on having another online silent auction in the spring and is now accepting donations! If you own your own business and have something you’d be willing to donate, would like to put together a basket to auction off, donate gift cards, etc. please email Donna Bigley. All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you!

Rock Canyon Baseball Camp

The Rock Canyon baseball team will be holding a holiday camp for any interested 5th – 8th grade players on December 18th & 19th. Please see the flyer linked below for all the details and registration info!

Rock Canyon Baseball Camp Flyer 

Scrip Gift Cards

WME PTO participates year-round in the Scrip Fundraising Program. Scrip allows you to purchase eGift Cards and/or Physical Gift Cards from over 750 of your favorite brands and in turn those brands give a percentage back to WME. How does it work?
1) You buy a gift card through the Scrip website. You get full value.
​2) The brand gives back. No extra money comes out of your pocket.
3) WME earns and puts those earnings back into the school!

We have two easy options for gift card orders:
Physical Gift Cards w/ School Pickup
Login and shop online at www.shopwithscrip.com, pay directly with credit card or bank account, and pick up at WME!
Monthly Order Deadline: Please place orders online by the 10th of each month for delivery the following week.
WME Pick Up: Our Scrip Coordinator (Jaime Clay) will coordinate with you for a pick up time at WME.

eGift Cards
Shop online at www.shopwithscrip.com, pay directly with credit card or bank account, and have your eGift card emailed directly to you or the gift recipient! You can even include a gift message to the gift recipient and schedule electronic delivery date!

Go mobile by downloading the RaiseRight mobile app by Scrip for easy ordering and gift card use straight from your phone.

If you aren’t familiar with Scrip, please visit the Scrip Gift Card Program Page on our website to learn how to create an account or email Jaime Clay at ptowmescrip@gmail.com with any questions. 

Milk Caps for Mooola

WME participates in Longmont Dairy’s Milk Caps for Mooola program. If you are a customer, please save your caps (from any and all bottles you receive from them) and send them in to school. There is a collection bin in the main hallway and we will get 5 cents a cap back! Thank you.

New! Follow Us on Instagram

We added another way to keep you in the loop of school events and announcements! In addition to our weekly email blasts, Remind texts and our Facebook page—you can now follow us on Instagram @wildcatmountainelementary

King Soopers Fundraising Program

Wildcat Mountain participates in the King Soopers Fundraising Program. It is super easy and if your King Soopers Rewards Card is linked to WME, every time you use it, we earn money! 

You may register your Rewards Card by going to www.kingsoopers.com and either creating or logging into your account. Once there, click on Community Rewards in My Account and search for Wildcat Mountain, then click Enroll.

From now on, whenever you use your registered rewards card, WME will earn money! And tell grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, etc. to register theirs as well! Thanks for participating!

Amazon Smile

Wildcat Mountain PTO participates in Amazon’s fundraising program called Amazon Smile. If you haven’t already, please declare Wildcat Mountain Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization as your charity of choice on their website, www.smile.amazon.com. Then save it to your favorites to help you remember to shop the Amazon Smile website every time you shop Amazon! Thank you!

Like us on Facebook!

Remember to like us on Facebook and keep up on all the school news including fun photos! Our Facebook page is Wildcat Mountain Elementary School PTO.

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